Family hub Madar all set to partially open in Sharjah



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Developer Arada has declared the official opening date of Madar, a new family-centric entertainment complex that is located in the heart of Aljada at Sharjah in UAE. The 24 million square foot mega-community is presently under construction in Sharjah.

Arada Developer is a partnership enterprise cofounded by KBW investments (kbw) and BASMA Group (BASMA) with the aim of bringing about a sea change in the creation of high-end residential projects in UAE.

The first stage of Madar – which spans over a 600,000 square foot area – will be made public on February 27, the developer said in a statement.

Designed by British international architecture and design practice Zaha Hadid Architects, Madar comprises cluster of zones and attractions all set in a landscaped area that boasts more than 5,000 trees and parking area where 800 cars can fit in. It is also the first part of Aljada to be completed.

The other features in the inaugural phase of Madar will be a food district enjoying 18 different types of cuisine, a children’s play area, a skate park, an amphitheater, indoor and outdoor events spaces and the Aljada Discovery Centre.

Planned over three phases, Madar will be more than the size of 25 football fields when fully completed and is the high point of Aljada. The Madar blueprint is outlined by verdant space and many water features, and is so designed to be fully walkable, even during the scorching summer.

Aljada was unveiled by Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, ruler of Sharjah, in September 2017. Construction work on Aljada began in April 2018, and the first residences will be handed over in the later part of this year.

Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of Arada, said, “It has been our aim from the start to create communities that inspire and engage their residents and visitors. We are excited to see that vision come to life with the launch of Madar, a new home for entertainment and culture in Sharjah, a place that is already known the world over for its outstanding contribution to heritage and the arts.”

“We look forward to welcoming members of the public to a destination that encourages creativity and adventure, where visitors of all ages can learn, relax and explore, all within a beautifully designed space,” he added.

Aljada is situated on the last major plot of undeveloped land in the heart of the city, and encompasses retail, leisure and entertainment options, in addition to residential and commercial offerings.

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